Au­thor en­cour­ages stu­dent re­silience

Comment News (Armadale) - - Business -

SE­NIOR stu­dents at South­ern River Col­lege were treated to a visit from au­thor Deb Fitz­patrick as part of Book Week.

Ms Fitz­patrick, whose books in­clude 90 Pack­ets of In­stant Noo­dles, Have You Seen Ally Queen, The Break and The Spec­tac­u­lar Spencer Gray, spoke to Year 11 stu­dents study­ing English at a uni­ver­sity en­trant level.

With ex­ams loom­ing for most of the stu­dents, the au­thor talked about the im­por­tance of re­silience in the face of ad­ver­sity and how stu­dents could ap­ply it.

South­ern River Col­lege English teacher Denise Schultz said Ms Fitz­patrick also spoke about writ­ing tech­niques and themes which would help stu­dents ahead of ex­ams.

“In class we talk a lot about an au­thor's con­text so it will be great for our stu­dents to gain in­sight into an au­thor's process first­hand,” she said.

“She stressed the need for con­stantly re­flect­ing your own work and that is some­thing we as­pire to en­cour­age in all as­pects of their course work.”

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d473189

Year 11 stu­dents Am­rul­lah Is­mail (left) and Blaze-Marie Kingi with au­thor Deb Fitz­patrick.

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